History & Governance

U of A founding President, Henry Marshall Tory (centre), with a civil engineering class and professor William Muir Edwards, at far right.

Engineering has been taught at the University of Alberta since its inception in 1908. Our professors and alumni have played instrumental roles in some of the most important engineering discoveries of our time, from the development of sonar during the First World War to today's interdisciplinary research in everything from energy systems and precision health to interplanetary exploration.

Explore a century of engineering excellence at the U of A.